By Thalif Deen
"UNITED NATIONS, Jan 20 (IPS) - When Israel went on a military rampage during its 22-day air strikes and artillery attacks on Gaza, it largely singled out residential neighbourhoods, hospitals, schools and U.N. buildings on the pretext of targeting Hamas fighters.
But John Ging, director of operations for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), based in Gaza, kept insisting there were no Hamas fighters anywhere in the vicinity of U.N.-run schools or warehouses.
"What we have regretted in the past is that we have not been given a hearing to answer," he told reporters Monday.
He charged that most of the allegations made by Israel were "unsubstantiated, unfounded - and continue to be repeated." ......."